Apple Event 2015: News Roundup

New Apple TV launched with Siri

The Apple TV was launched in a big way at the San Francisco event on Sep. 9. The Apple TV contains a suite of apps that were exclusively built for televisions. Also unveiled was a new touchscreen remote control with which users can speak to Siri to search for their favorite shows or apps. The new Apple TV is running on a brand new OS titled tvOS, which is not surprisingly based on Apple’s iOS. And it’s not just apps that were being developed for this device, but also upcoming games that were shown, showing Apple’s keen interest in making the Apple TV a complete home-entertainment device. The Apple TV will cost $199 for the 64GB model and $149 for the 32GB model and will be available by the end of October.

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Apple launches biggest iPad Pro, the biggest Apple tablet ever

We knew this was coming, but everyone was still surprised at the announcement. The new iPad Pro was launched which is unarguably the largest iPad ever. Cook has even said “It’s the most capable and powerful iPad we’ve ever created”. This iPad Pro is a behemoth measuring 12.9-inches diagonally which makes it 78% bigger than the iPad Air. It will also feature a full-size keyboard, while having 5.6 million pixels packed onto its screen. It has a 3rd gen 64-bit chip, which will make it 1.8x faster than the current iPad as well as most of the portable PCs. The iPad Pro also has four-speaker audio system that gives crystal clear audio quality. The iPad Pro will be available from November for $799 for the 32GB base model.

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Apple finally launches iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Finally the moment that every smartphone user (or mostly Apple iPhone users) has come when Apple took the veils off of the latest and smartest iPhones ever – the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 6s will feature a 4.7-inch screen while the iPhone 6s Plus will carry a 5.5-inch screen. Though they may look similar to the previous iPhone 6 models, the one major difference is that they both have 3D Touch display that is similar to the Force Touch in the Apple Watch. With a light-press the users will be able to access shortcuts within the app which makes navigating much easier. The iPhone cameras include 12MP rear camera along with 5MP FaceTime camera with Retina flash for low-light selfies and support for 4K video-recording.

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The Apple Watch launched in new variations

Apple is not leaving out the Apple Watch alone by launching other new products. On the Apple event, the Cupertino-based company has showed off new exciting models of the Apple Watch. The current sport model of the Apple Watch is now available in either Gold or Rose gold in anodized aluminum. These will be sold at the same price of the silver and gray models in the 38mm and 42mm sizes, while the stainless steel model Apple Watch will be offered in a Space Black version with a black sport band. There will also be a new model that is being developed in collaboration with Hermes. This Apple Watch Hermes will be offered with a custom watch face and three leather band choices.

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Apple announces new operating systems WatchOS 2 and iOS 9

With each new hardware, Apple is making sure they function flawlessly by releasing newer operating systems that are much improved and efficient – WatchOS 2 & iOS 9. While the WatchOS 2 will take care of the Apple Watch, iOS 9 will be aimed at all mobile devices. Both the operating systems are touted to be released on Sep. 16 for the general public to download. WatchOS 2 is supposed to bring animated wallpapers, third-party complications and native apps. The new OS makes the apps run much more fluidly than before. Apple’s iOS 9 will have much better features such as split screen support for the iPad, content blockers for Safari, predictive Siri, low power mode, wireless CarPlay support and much more.

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